Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1961/1962

  • Marx W. Wartofsky

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Ray Solomonoff
    Pages 42-45
  3. Marcus Goodall
    Pages 46-47
  4. Laszlo Tisza
    Pages 55-71
  5. Philipp G. Frank, Laszlo Tisza, Robert Maybury, Fritz Steckerl, William Wallace, Armand Siegel et al.
    Pages 72-76
  6. Willard Van Orman Quine
    Pages 97-104
  7. Ruth Barcan Marcus, Willard Van Orman Quine, Saul Kripke, John McCarthy, Dagfinn Follesdal
    Pages 105-116
  8. Alan Ross Anderson, Omar Khayyam Moore
    Pages 117-143
  9. Abner Shimony
    Pages 174-177
  10. Robert S. Cohen
    Pages 196-198
  11. Noam Chomsky
    Pages 199-205
  12. Sidney Morgenbesser
    Pages 206-212

About this book


The broad range of interdisciplinary concerns which are encompassed by the philosophy of science have this much in common: (I) they arise from reflection upon the fundamental concepts, the formal structures, and the methodology of the sciences; (2) they touch upon the characteristically philosophical questions of ontology and epistemology in a unique way, bringing to traditional conceptions the analytic apparatus of modern logic, and the new content and conceptual models of active scientific investigations. These sources are reflected in the present volume, which consists of the major portion of the papers presented to the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science in the academic year 1961-1962. There is no central theme nor any dominant approach in this colloquium. Initiated in 1960 as an inter-university interdisciplinary faculty group, the Colloqnium is intended to foster creative and regular exchange of research and opinion, to provide a forum for professional discussion in the philosophy of science, and to stimulate the development of academic programs in philosophy of science in the colleges and universities of metropolitan Boston. The base of the Colloquium is our philosophic and scientific community, as broad and heterodox as the academic, cultural and techno­ logical complex in and about this city. The Colloquium has been supported in its first full year, as an inter-institutional cooperative association, by a generous grant to Boston University from the U. S. National Science Foundation. We are most grateful for this help.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marx W. Wartofsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1963
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3265-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3263-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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